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The "Hong Kong Flu", 1968–69. An H3N2 caused about 34,000 deaths in the United States. This virus was first detected in Hong Kong in early 1968, and spread to the United States later that year. This pandemic of 1968 and 1969 killed approximately one million people worldwide. Influenza A (H3N2) viruses still circulate today.
During the 20th century, it is estimated that smallpox was responsible for 300–500 million deaths
During the 20th century, tuberculosis killed approximately 100 million people.[
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Alrighty now......don't any worry. BO has stayed in Washington today and didn't go to the fundraisers he had planned for the second day in a row. BO and his Team are on the J.O.B. Gonna monitor this Ebola......down in Dallas and Ohio from there in DC.
Will have a CDC Swat Team ready to go.....(don't mind the sidearm people, Fed Employee doncha know. )
US steps up response as Ebola worries grow.....
President Barack Obama directed his administration to respond in a "much more aggressive way" to oversee the Dallas cases and ensure the lessons learned there are transmitted to hospitals and clinics across the country. For the second day in a row he canceled out-of-town trips Thursday to stay in Washington and monitor the Ebola response.
Federal health officials who say they know how to shut down the disease within the U.S. were being called to testify in what was looming as a combative hearing by a House oversight panel on Capitol Hill. He said two Ebola vaccine candidates were undergoing a first phase of human clinical testing this fall. But he cautioned that scientists were still in the early stages of understanding how Ebola infection can be treated and prevented. Amid increasing anxiety over Ebola, Customs and health officials at airports in Chicago, Atlanta, the Washington suburbs and Newark, New Jersey, were scheduled Thursday to start taking the temperatures of passengers from the three hardest-hit West African countries Thursday. The screenings, using no-touch thermometers, started Saturday at New York's Kennedy International Airport.....snip~
US health officials defend Ebola response
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